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The County House Troubles

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The Register asked H. D. Platt what he thought of an article which appeared last week in a Democratie sheet in Ann Arbor, He replied : "It bears in almost every line the evidence of a low spirit, a willingness to do injury wantonly, an insinuating style such as the typical mischief-maker (perhaps you know who he is) is popularly supposed to use when he has need of it. The other time you interviewed me I covered all the pointe it contains except the one relative to the invoice. Now, I am prepared to prove all I say, and so is Mr, McDowell, before a court of justice. That invoice was made weeks bsfore Mr. McDowell went into the cour.ty house, and of course it doesn't necessarily show what was there when he went. As I told you before, and as you printed, a carpet and a bed frame comprised all the furniture Mr. McDowell found there. "As to Mr. McDowell making a statement, he did make one before the board and the prosecuting attorney, which is sufficient. He is willing that the statement shall be published in full. "Now, they find fault with my saying anything about this affair. Well, Mr. MoDowell and I were bom on opposite sides of the road near where I now live. We have been warm friends from our earliest recollections. I believe in standing by my friends, and and I'll do it, too." L&st Friday there was a large attendance of members of the county agricultural society to determine whether or not Israel Ilall's offer to trade should be accepted. It was not accepted, but the offloera were authorizad to sell the grounds for $10,000 and buy land elsewhere, subject to the approval of the society. The members want to make a deal that will free the society entirely of debt. The society will hold its fall rair SeDt. 25, 26, 27 and 28. It will next meet May 21. The meeting last Friday was ucusually well attended, and spirited remarks were made by Mr. Oady, of Pittsfield, Christian Mack, A. W. HamiltoD, C. H. Richmond, and I. N. S. Foster. A subscription paper to help the society is receiving many signatures.


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